Airbnb is a startup that lets users seek out non-hotel travel accommodations listed by other users. Airbnb has secured massive round of funding, exponential growth and a lot of buzz in recent times.

In the infographic below, has compiled an original infograhpic detailing the background of Airbnb from its origins; how quickly it grew into a billion dollar business; how the recent issue of security developed and how to prevent it from happening again.